Eric is a longtime active member in the Jewish community and served in a number of senior lay positions before being appointed UJA-Federation’s CEO in 2014. Before joining UJA, Eric was a leading partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.Eric has served as vice chair of UJA’s board, has been a member of UJA’s Executive Committee, and served as chair of the Lawyers Division, the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal, and the Global Strategy Task Force.
He is a founding board member of Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and has served as chair of the board of Manhattan Day School; a board member of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), a UJA-Federation partner; president of the Beth Din of America; a board member of the Ramaz School; and was an honorary board member of DOROT, also a UJA-Federation partner. In 2013, Eric received the Torch of Learning Award from American Friends of the Hebrew University. He was a participant in the Wexner Heritage Program. A native of Brooklyn, Eric lives in Manhattan with his wife, Tamar, and their four children.